Plant Patents


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How Long Are Patents Good For in the US?

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How long a patent is good for depends on the type of patent that an inventor has obtained from the USPTO. Utility patents, design patents, and plant patents are good for different periods of time that we will discuss below. We will also discuss why…
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how long is a design patent good for

How Long is a Design Patent Good For?

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Whether you have a design that you want to patent or you’re just curious about knowing how long a design patent is good for, you’ve come to the right place. The patent office allows inventors of new designs to protect those designs by obtaining a…
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How to expedite a patent application?

How to Expedite a Patent Application?

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Whether you’ve just finished working on your invention or you’re just curious about how to expedite your patent application, you’ve come to the right place. The patent office offers applicants for both utility patents and design patents the ability to expedite their patent applications. We…
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can you extend a patent?

Can You Extend a Patent?

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The USPTO offers three different types of patents: utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. If you’ve successfully patent your invention or design, you might be wondering how to extend the term of your patent? We will answer this below. Utility patents and plant patents…
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Why Are Patents Important to Inventors?

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Why Are Patents Important to Inventors? Patents are intellectual property rights granted to inventors who invent new inventions, machines, processes, or designs. Patents allow inventors to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented invention within the United States for a limited period…
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How long do plant patents last?

How Long Does a Plant Patent Last?

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What is a Plant Patent? Plant patents are granted by the USPTO to an inventor who invents or discovers a new, asexually reproduced plant. So, what does asexually reproduced mean? Asexually reproduced means that the plants to be patented are not reproduced through regular, sexual…
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What is a patent office action letter? We explain everything you need to know about patent office action letter, both final and non-final

What is a Patent Office Action?

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The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) issues many different types of official letters regarding an applicant’s patent application. An office action is one of the official letters sent by the patent office, so understanding what a patent office action is very important because…
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How to patent your idea

How to Patent an Idea

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If you’ve invented something new that will be very profitable once produced and sold, you may be wondering how to protect it from being copied by others. If that’s you, you’ve come to right the spot. U.S Patent law offers inventors patents, which are intellectual…
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Why do people get patents

Why Do People Get Patents?

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Patents are a type of intellectual property rights that grant inventors a monopoly over their invention for a limited period of time (usually 20 years). Once an inventor patents their invention, they can restrict others from making, using, selling, or importing their invention without their…
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How to buy a patent that has expired in the us

How to Buy Expired Patents

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Patents are a form of intellectual property that allows an inventor to exclusively use the item they’ve patented. Patents in the US are granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after submitting your completed patent application. Once the patent examiner reviews and…
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